In 1211, during the reign of King John, Walter de Turberville gave the manor of Ansty to the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
The Knights settled in Ansty, formed a small Commandery and, with a group of local helpers, began to build the present church.
The church was completed in 1230 and dedicated to St James.
A booklet is available in the church for those who would like to have a more detailed history of the church and Ansty.
St James, Ansty is part of the South Area of the Nadder Valley Team Ministry.
Team Rector: The Rev’d. Dr. Graham Southgate (01722 870312)
Churchwarden: Mrs. Lesley Simm (01747 873068)
Verger: Mr. John Oldfield (01747 871119)
Church services are held regularly every Sunday at 11.15 am.
The monthly pattern of services is as follows:
1st Sunday Matins (Lay led said service)
2nd Sunday Parish Communion (Common Worship with Hymns)
3rd Sunday Parish Communion (Common Worship with Hymns)
4th Sunday All-Age Communion (with hymns)
When there are five Sundays in the month, a service of Holy Communion is held in one of the South Area churches.
Evening Prayer is said in the church every Monday at 5.30 pm.
Dates (2021) for your calendar:January
PLEASE NOTE FORMAL CHURCH SERVICES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 2 RESTRICTIONS OPERATING FROM 05-11-2020 – 02-12-2020. TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS WILL FOLLOW WITH WILTSHIRE BEING PUT INTO ‘TIER 2. BASIC CHURCH SERVICES WILL CONTINUE AS BEFORE LOCKDOWN 2, STILL WITH RESTRICTIONS.
03 Jan 11.15 am Mattins
10 Jan 11.15 am Parish Communion Baptism of Christ (Revd Graham Southgate) CANCELLED
17 Jan 11.15 am Holy Communion BCP Epiphany 2(Revd Mark Hayter) CANCELLED
24 Jan 11.15 am Family communion Epiphany 3 (Revd Graham Southgate) CANCELLED
31 Jan No service at Ansty. Area Service at Fovant at 09.30 am
St James’ Church and grounds are open during the day for private prayer, or to just sit to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this ancient place: please observe social distancing.